Filmmaker, Victor Sanchez’s debut feature film ‘That Other Side’ is set to world premiere at the 10th anniversary Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
Starring Baaj Adebule, Lota Chukwu, and Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman, the film written by Sanchez follow Uyi (Adebule), a reformed hustler. Desperate to raise a specific amount of money, he returns to his hometown and finds himself trapped in a warehouse with his estranged best friend, a corpse, his pistol-wielding girlfriend, and a witch.
Like the filmmaker’s acclaimed series, ‘Enakhe’, ‘That Other Side’ is also set in Benin, the capital city of Edo state.
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Recall that the ‘Enakhe’ showrunner first announced the film in early October, confirming that it would be his first attempt at working on a feature-length film after nearly two decades in television.
‘That Other Side’ is co-produced by Onyekachi Banjo and Femi Ogunsanwo and will screen alongside over 50 productions at this year’s AFRIFF slated for November 7-13, 2021.
Ahead of the anticipated festival, organizers recently confirmed Amazon studios’ International Head of Local Originals James Farrell and Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo, Chief Marketing Officer for Prime Video and Amazon Studios as its keynote speakers. The executives are billed to join a live session in November to unveil Prime Video’s plans for future investment in local storytelling in Africa.